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Advocacy & Community Resources

Learn about the resources that are available to you through a variety of organizations who are driven to educate and advocate for anyone and everyone who has been impacted by mental health challenges.

Self-Advocacy: Discussing Concerns about Treatment

Many people describe feeling reluctant, anxious, or even afraid to voice questions or concerns about their treatment. Mental health treatment is most effective when everyone works together as a team. In fact, most clinicians welcome feedback about how treatment is going.

Veteran & Service Family Resources:


Be Connected

For information or connection to resources, for you or someone you are helping, contact Arizona’s Be Connected support line at 866-4AZ-VETS (866-429-8387) Mon-Fri from 8 AM – 5 PM.

Arizona Department of Veterans' Services

Our mission is to be the catalyst in response to the evolving needs of Arizona’s Veterans and their families.

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U.S.VETS – Phoenix has proudly served more than 10,000 veterans since 2001, providing housing, workforce development, and case management services. Our current location at Grand Veterans Village is home to 152 veterans transitioning from homelessness to housing and 30 low-income rentals. This year we will be moving to a new location that will allow us to serve more veterans. The Phoenix location is a qualifying charity of the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit.

LGBTQIA+ Resources

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OUT IS THE NEW IN, was founded by the father and son team of Johnnie and Chase Ghiglia. It all started with a conversation while sitting in a family room, discussing the potential ideas of what we could do to give back and support Chase and the LGBTQIA community. Its purpose is to focus on being the best ally and advocate a parent can be in supporting the LGBTQIA community through volunteering, donating, collaborating, sponsoring, mentoring, and organizing.

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one•n•ten envisions a world where all LGBTQ youth and young adults are embraced for who they are, actively engaged in their communities, and empowered to lead. Our mission is to serve LGBTQ youth and young adults ages 11-24. We enhance their lives by providing empowering social and service programs that promote self‐expression, self‐acceptance, leadership development, and healthy life choices.

Mulligan's Mannor

Mulligan's Manor is a home to a special family of at-risk youth who have found refuge from the turmoil of their lives. We are the first non-profit 501(c)(3) group home in Arizona that specializes in serving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and ally youth. We accept LGBTQIA+, heterosexual, and at-risk youth in crisis who need a home where they will be treated with care and respect by trained, licensed "professionals who are available 24/7.

Community Resources


Kid in the Corner 

Our student programs are focused on providing youth with the skills, tools, and resources they need to shatter the stigma and start conversations. Kid in the Corner's mission is to shatter the stigma around mental health and provide support to those in need. We believe that through education, kindness and community connection, we can help change the story for the next kid in the corner.


City of Scottsdale

City of Scottsdale Youth and Family Services - We are about the people that we serve and serving them well. We build relationships and lasting human connections. Countless letters of thanks from patrons are a continuous reminder of the difference that we make in the lives of those we serve. We are more than brick and mortar; we are enriching lives in our world-class community.


Mental Health America of Arizona

Mental Health America of Arizona (MHA AZ), serving Arizona since 1954, is here to educate our community and advocate for all those individuals and families impacted by mental illness. We are Arizona’s oldest organization dedicated to all aspects of mental health, mental illness and behavioral health disorders.

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Teen Lifeline 

As Arizona’s only teen-to-teen crisis hotline, Teen Lifeline has been a crucial connection to hope for struggling teens for over 37 years. Paired with youth development, suicide prevention education, and School ID Initiative programs, we’re making a world where all youth possess a sense of connectedness and hope for their future.

NAMI Arizona 

NAMI is dedicated to improving the lives of millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Your gift helps support NAMI’s ongoing awareness, education and advocacy efforts, including initiatives such as expanding NAMI HelpLine’s hours and services; advocating for a better crisis response system; developing resources for youth and young adults; and updating our educational materials to better address the needs of underrepresented communities.

Girls Mentorship

We consult with parents and mentor girls. At Girls Mentorship, we see girls’ everyday relationships (with self and others) as an area of opportunity to develop + practice the practical skills that generate confidence and influence over a lifetime.

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Newpoint Healthcare Advisors

Newpoint helps healthcare organizations improve performance, delight their patients, and demonstrate value to their communities.

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Scottsdale Youth & Community Coalition 

We are a community-based organization focused on helping make the world a better place. Support from our sponsors and community members create learning opportunities and help to provide resources for Scottsdale area youth and families in the areas of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Eating Disorders.

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(PAL) Parents of Addicted Loved Ones

There are many worthwhile free resources for families of those struggling with substance use disorder. What makes PAL unique is the evidence-based practices and the peer-to-peer support, where participants are encouraged to share their experiences with each other. PAL’s free weekly meetings follow evidence-based practices and the curriculum used is designed specifically for parents by professionals in the treatment and recovery industry.

I am Teen Strong - Community Resource

Everyone’s journey thru their teenage years is different, and here at I am Teen Strong we are here to support you every step of the way. Our articles provide tools, information, and inspiration to help you become self-confident, mindful, and authentic.


NAMI - Community Resource

NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness. We are the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization. We are dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. Our Alliance includes more than 700 NAMI State Organizations and Affiliates who work in your community to raise awareness and provide support and education to those in need.


Raising Special Kids - Community Resource

Raising Special Kids exists to improve the lives of children with the full range of disabilities, from birth to age 26, by providing support, training, information and individual assistance so families can become effective advocates for their children.


HOPE (Diverse Ability Incorporated) - Community Resource

The mission of Diverse Ability Incorporated is to create, promote, and model access, equity, inclusion, and brave spaces that celebrate diversity, infuse representation, and foster wellness within individuals, communities, and systems.

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